A gas engineering expert witness is typically a licensed professional engineer with expertise and extensive experience in gas pipeline safety, energy strategy, drilling, and/or in the natural gas or petroleum industry.
Gas engineering involves wells, pumps, and drilling, and gas engineers are directly involved with the extraction, processing, and transportation of natural gas or petroleum. Gas engineering specialists are often sought after for cases involving product liability, failure analysis project, environmental issues, intellectual property disputes, catastrophic incidents, natural gas regulatory matters, and assisting investigators with an accident investigation.
Litigation support by a gas engineering expert witness could include arbitration, deposition, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a gas or petroleum engineer for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate expert witnesses, on behalf of either the plaintiff or defendant, that can support gas engineering matters. The chosen expert witness chosen could be actively involved with an industry organization such the American Society of Gas Engineers (ASGS), Natural Gas Council, the US Oil & Gas Association, the American Gas Association (AGA), Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE), and/or the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA). Whether the case involves hydraulic fracturing, drilling, fracking, or reservoir engineering, Cahn Litigation has the experience to turn a search for an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing candidates suited to each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Gas Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Gas Engineering landscape.
This expert began a career in the oil and gas industry, where this expert worked as an Engineer in the Materials Technology Group diagnosing corrosion and water treating issues in upstream production facilities. This expert then became a plant engineer at a large gas processing facility, where this expert was responsible for the support of various gas processing units and gas compression facilities.
This expert worked as a Process Engineer in the Process Engineering Division. This expert developed conceptual designs for onshore production facilities and pipelines to process and transport high paraffin crude oil in arctic environments. This expert was assigned to a subsidiary where this expert performed general process troubleshooting and optimization, technical service work, and project economic analysis for offshore platforms.
This expert then moved to an assignment as Process Engineer on the gas offtake team, responsible for evaluating alternatives for transporting and processing gas. This expert was responsible for performance testing equipment, evaluating expansion projects and performing a rebuild on a fire-damaged offshore platform. This expert provided technical and project support to evaluate asset acquisition opportunities. This expert was responsible for leading a multi-discipline engineering team through the detailed engineering and construction phases of the project.
This expert became the Leader of New Developments, where this expert was responsible for providing concept selection and economic evaluation of all major projects. As part of this effort, this expert and team developed the Development and Production plans and worked closely with various governmental bodies and partner organizations to obtain approvals for these plans and for developing Field Development Plans. This expert became Project Manager for a multi-platform shallow water oil field development. This expert was responsible for leading a team through concept selection, pre-project planning, and scoping and bidding of the Front-End Engineering Design contract.
This expert implemented industry-standard project Front End Loading principles, practices and discipline to the asset by mandating the use of standard designs and a competitive bidding process to reduce costs. This expert developed contracting strategy to reduce costs and execution cycle time while leveraging company resources to maximum benefit, and instituted procedures to ensure safety and integrity of new facilities, and incorporated procurement and planning into the team.
This expert was responsible for completing construction and the start-up of a major gas plant designed to recover methane and helium from a high-acid gas feed stream. This expert also completed a study to determine the cost and schedule to replace the existing gas plant with a Selexol process designed to recover carbon dioxide (CO2) and reject hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from the feed gas. This expert began a consulting career, where this expert had a variety of diverse assignments involving insurance claims, construction disputes, gas transmission issues, oil and gas field operational issues.
This expert has a Ph.D. and is a gas and oil engineer and expert witness with hands-on industry experience with large industry players. A former full professor of oil and gas engineering, this expert was department head of three departments of Petroleum and Geological Engineering during this expert's tenure. This expert holds multiple patents and is well published. This expert has significant experience as an expert witness in Fracking and other cases involving oil and gas engineering.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience in the areas of materials engineering, failure analysis and engineering investigations. This expert holds both a BS and MS in Materials Engineering. Specializing in the determination of root cause and problem resolution, with extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory testing, this expert's work has encompassed metallurgy, property/structure relationships, stress states and corrosion of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials from across a broad range of industries. Much of this expert's background centers around the areas of materials characterization, fractography, metallography and mechanical testing.
Although this expert's work has supported a broad spectrum of industries, this expert has worked with natural gas suppliers/distributors for most of this expert's career. This expert's work within the natural gas industry has been generally associated with large, catastrophic incidents, with state regulatory agencies involved, where this expert was tasked with identifying root cause. However, this expert has also been involved with evaluation and replacement programs, including the fit-for-service evaluation of cast iron pipes sections removed from existing lines.
This expert has provided litigation support to select clients for many years, with this expert's first project assisting a subrogation specialist successfully resolving a dispute regarding the fracture of a cast iron fire hydrant line that flooded the bottom floor of a building. This expert's litigation support clients have represented a wide range of industries, including natural gas. This expert has been involved with over 100 litigated or pre-litigation matters, and has provided deposition testimony approximately thirteen times.
This expert brings to the table many years of engineering, operations, and commercial experience in the energy industry, including refining, chemicals and natural gas processing. This expert has advised producers, midstream service providers and private equity firms in evaluating acquisitions and grass roots investments. This expert has analyzed royalty payments and associated deductions for oil and natural gas production and developed unbundling cost allocations for natural gas processing and transportation systems. This expert has assisted with startups, troubleshooting and incident investigations for domestic and international facilities.
This expert has led audits of operating and measurement practices, including tests for adherence to contract requirements and standard practice. This expert has performed numerous valuations and due diligence associated with acquisition or divestiture and investigated accidents, including explosions, fires and injuries, for operating companies, as well as legal and insurance clients.
This expert has many years' experience in Oil & Gas Operations, and is a recognized pioneer in horizontal, Managed Pressure Drilling, Underbalanced and Casing Drilling. This expert is a registered Professional engineer, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and is presently President and CEO of an Oil and Gas consulting firm. This expert presents frequently at industry conferences, and consistently works for clients that are well-known in the industry.
This expert began a career supporting operations in an integrated petrochemical complex. This expert held engineering as well as business management positions. This expert moved up the oil and gas value chain, into the midstream sector. As Manager of Natural Gas Engineering and Project Management, this expert led the development of a midstream infrastructure to support the growth in upstream operations a shale play. As Director of Engineering and Pipeline Operations, this expert led the pipeline design, engineering, construction, and commissioning as well as operations and maintenance activities. Development activities included pipeline, gathering, and storage assets for crude oil and gas. This expert draws on diverse experiences in the midstream and downstream sectors to provides analyses of both technical and economic issues and advise clients regarding interests in the energy sector.
This expert is a Petroleum and Drilling Engineering expert, bringing to the table many years of extensive experience in the areas of the operation and maintenance of oil drilling rigs. This expert has designed and supervised many drilling projects as an engineer, rig supervisor, and drilling manager. This expert’s expertise in rig design includes projects for new and refurbished onshore and offshore rigs, making this expert well aware of the various rig components, how they work, and issues that occur during a drilling operation. This expert is the Principal of a well-respected and highly successful consultancy specializing in oil and gas matters.
This expert designed well projects for various fields and zones within these oil and gas fields. This expert supervised drilling rigs for an ongoing development program and designed and oversaw drilling programs for a wide variety of development and exploration wells. This expert oversaw rig operations, new facilities installations, and production optimization. This expert designed development drilling programs to build on existing production, as well as oversaw expansion into new fields This expert has been in charge of drilling new wells, well completions, and increasing production of existing wells. This expert’s extensive experience with well operations has made this expert familiar with the equipment required to do the work.
This expert has an extensive litigation background having worked on over 50 cases while providing expert reports, depositions, and trial testimony.